1. U.S. Bureau of the Census, City Government Finances, 1960 and 1990.

2. Ibid.

3. Wendell Cox and Samuel A. Brunelli, "The Untold Story: The Rapid Growth in City Revenues," American Legislative Exchange Council, The State Factor, 18, (August 1992), p. 3.

4. Commerce Clearing House, Chicago, Ill., October 1992.

5. U.S. Bureau of the Census, City Employment, 1960 and 1990.

6. Ibid.

7. "Why They Raise Taxes," The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 1992.

8. Wendell Cox and Samuel A. Brunelli, "America's Protected Class H: The Widening Public/ Private Pay Gap," Chapter Draft from Saving the States, American Legislative Exchange Council, August 1992.

9. Number of paid holidays available to eligible employees. Data from United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employee Benefits in State and Local Governments Address Family Concerns," News (Washington D.C.: October 31, 1991); United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employee Benefits Focus on Family Concerns," News (Washington D.C.: March 30, 1990); and United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "BLS Reports on its First Survey of Employee Benefits in Small Private Establishments," News (Washington D.C.: June 10, 1991).

10. Ibid.

11. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, "The National Income and Product Accounts of the United States: 1929fl982," Statistical Tables (NIPA Historical Tables), (Washington: September, 1986) and "National Income and Product Accounts," NIPA 1989.

12. National League of Cities, Nation's Cities Weekly, July 20, 1992, p. 8.

13. "Environmental Legislation: The Increasing Costs of Regulatory Compliance to the City of Columbus," report of the Environmental Law Review Committee, City of Columbus (Ohio), May 13, 1991.

14. Census Figures, op. cit.

15. Ibid.

16. Nation's Cities Weekly, op. cit., p. 4.

17. The United States Conference of Mayors, "City Fiscal Conditions 1980ç1990: A 50-City Survey," (Washington D.C.: January 1991).

18. Cox and Brunelli, August 1992, op. cit., p. 11-13.

19. "The Untold Story: The Rapid Growth in City Revenues," op. cit., p. 11-16.

20. Tax Foundation, (Washington D.C.).

21. The outlines of this Comprehensive Privatization Program (CPP) were developed by the author in 1989.

22. John Hilke, Competition in Government-Financed Services (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 1991).

23. I.T. David, "Privatization in America," Municipal Yearbook, International City Management Association, Washington, D.C., 1988.

24. "The Long Term Employment Implications of Privatization: Evidence from Selected U.S. Cities and Counties," National Commission on Employment Policy, Washington D.C., March 1989.

25. Wendell Cox and Samuel A. Brunelli, "America's Protected Class: Why Excess Public Employee Compensation is Bankrupting the States," American Legislative Exchange Council, The State Factor, 18, No. 3.

26. "The Public Water Pay Trough," Investor's Business Daily, March 27, 1992.

27. P.S. Florestano and S.B. Gordon, "Public vs. Private: Small Government Contracting with the Private Sector," Public Administration Review, No. 40, 1980, p. 29-34.